April 19, 2012 // By: Christiane Stagge // The Best Tablets for Business
In its Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung released a serious iPad 2 competitor in 2011. The two devices bore a significant resemblance in a number of ways: They had similar dimensions, for example, and neither came with any USB or HDMI connections. For this reason, Apple resorted to legal means and succeeded in having the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 prohibited in Europe. Undaunted, Samsung tried again with the Galaxy Tab 10.1N – a device sporting minimal changes that left Apple without much of a case. The courts thus gave Samsung permission to sell its tablet in Europe, as well.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N comes equipped with a 1GHz dual-core processor, a 3G/wireless LAN module, and 16GB of flash memory. The tablet doesn’t offer any USB or HDMI ports, but does have a proprietary multiport interface for connecting USB cables and other devices. The Galaxy Tab 10.1N enables users to take pictures, as well, thanks to its front (two-megapixel) and rear (three-megapixel) cameras. The integrated GPS sensor even makes it possible to geotag photos. The tablet displays pictures at the relatively standard 1280 x 800 resolution.
The tablet runs on Android 3.2, and the amount of content available for the operating system on Android Market can now definitely rival Apple’s App Store. Over the last few years, the online shop has grown to offer a whole range of useful business applications.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1N can open Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents thanks to the preinstalled Polaris Office application, and Adobe Flash is supported by default. Users can also read newspapers and magazines by means of the Readers Hub tool.